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Skience continues to build out its C-suite for growth by adding its third executive team member in the last six months
HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Skience, a leading financial services solution and consulting provider, today announced that Jeff Stephens, CPA, has been hired as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
With more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, and understanding SaaS software business models, Mr. Stephens brings an extensive depth of expertise to the role of Skience’s CFO. He brings with him proven success in driving business strategy and increasing the overall value of the companies he serves.
“Jeff has demonstrated an impressive commitment to his profession, which embodies the exact grit and passion Skience’s culture is known for,” said Sanjeev Kumar, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Skience is in the process of defining its next chapter and Jeff’s contribution is critical to that. The growth and expansion of our leadership team in the last year and a half has felt like building a financial dream team to drive digital transformation in the industry.”
Mr. Stephens most recently served as Vice President of Finance of Avetta, designing and overseeing the implementation of the company’s first financial planning and analysis software solution. Prior to that, Mr. Stephens served as the Senior Director of Finance of Thomson Reuters, where he managed expense and capital for his entire $1 billion division and served as a member of its financial leadership committee. He received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Utah in accounting and finance.
“I am eager to support Skience’s mission to serve as a catalyst for digital transformation in financial services, leading the charge on innovation,” Mr. Stephens said. “I am proud to now be a part of something so wholly aligned with what I believe. Sanjeev and I share the same core values of client-focused collaboration and innovation, which are woven deeply into the fabric of Skience’s business.”
The appointment of Mr. Stephens marks the third such hire to their executive team in the last six months, and the fifth since August of 2020.
To drive the company’s rapid growth trajectory, in August of 2020 Skience appointed Marc Butler as its President and Chief Operations Officer (COO), who previously served as COO of BNY Mellon | Albridge for nine years; and currently sits on the board of ProNvest Inc. The following quarter, Skience announced in December that the role of Executive Vice President of Sales would be filled by Kyle Van Pelt – software and finance expert who formerly held leadership roles at respected companies such as Riskalyze and SS&C Advent.
In April of 2021, Christopher Zuczek — after serving in management roles at MetLife, BNY Mellon, and Discovery Data — was chosen to fill the newly created role of Chief Product Officer. And early last month, Skience announced another powerful player joining the team with Alexandria McCarthy, Ph.D., as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Ms. McCarthy is an academically respected industry professional, having previously held senior positions at Orion, Brinker Capital, Guardian Life Insurance Co., and AllianceBernstein.
These C-suite hires are in addition to five other sales and marketing team members who were added this year.
To learn more about Skience, Mr. Stephens, and the firm’s growing team, click here.
Skience delivers innovative digital strategies and solutions that transform businesses. Skience offers consulting services and an award-winning integrated platform that provides wealth management firms and RIAs an efficient way to unify their technology, increase back-office and advisor productivity, and set the stage for a great client experience. The Skience platform features a streamlined, end-to-end client onboarding and new account opening experience, deep integrations with leading custodial and clearing firms, compliance features, and daily data consolidation. Skience received a 2020 Technology Provider award from WealthManagement.com, a 2020 American Business Awards® Silver Stevie® award for fintech solutions, and was a Northern Virginia Technology Council Tech 100 honoree in 2019 and 2020.
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